DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wasnt sure what to expect here. Aroma is malty, just raw maltyness. Taste is nutty like a brown ale almost but seriously malty, i wonder if there is any hops in this fellow, but towards the end u start to feel the minimal hops, not that im looking for them. Seems to me that im drinkin a bock here with ale written on it?
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap @ toronado)light brown body with small lacing from the head.flavor and smell were bolth of sweet malts and belgian style yeast.pretty boring actually.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity aroma with hints of baking cake. Light amber in color with athin lifeless head. Thin fore followed by some citrus hop notes that meld into more mellow flavors like raisin, bread and mild spice. Still manages to feel light and alcoholic though for all those heavy flavors and low abv.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Draught At Pub Italia, Ottawa. Poured clear amber with a big rocky-creamy off-white lasting head. Aroma of yeast, raisins/apples, mild hops, light roast malt and a bit of wheat. Flavour of mild sweet malt, some fruit, sourish grains, citrus - quite smootth with hops notable in the finish. Palate very balanced, not complex, creamy. Overall a terrific quencher and great with food.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
well balanced ale. for some reason i always end up buying bigger belgians and ignoring some of the lighter more subtle brews that can often be just as satisfying. this tasted good with a light tartness to it.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloudy dark amber with a minimal head, but with an abundance of floaties, maybe due to it being 12 months out of date! The dusty aroma contains some spice, toffee and muscatels. The flavour is well balanced, sweet with some good finishing bitterness. A medium bodied palate with a decent lasting aftertaste. This beer certainly fights above it’s weight of 5%, with plenty of flavour.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured like a semi carbonated Maudite. Not a very defined taste, but pretty good and smooth. Dark fruits with a malty fix. Couldn’t really point out any distinctive fruits like plum or raisin or even banana.....The reviews below are really true. Fairly good, but nothing distinctive.
marcus (8696) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado. This reddish-brown ale poured with a short white head that dissipated quickly, eliciting a funky, malty aroma. The flavor was quite pleasant but not distinctive.
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish, but clear, in the glass with a half inch of white head. Figs, perfume and raisin on the nose, along with some faint, rich malt aromas. A bit sour on tasting and a little bitter. Some fruit, but not very much stands out. While quaffable, this palate was mixed and short. Its sourness helps the ale stand apart.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A desent little belgain but fairly unremarkable. A decent nose and a nice orange/brown color, but not particularly sweet or flavorable. A good beer, but doesn’t standout as much as most belgains i’m used to.